So we’re having a…

Blogging has taken a back seat in my life because I just haven’t been feeling well. My planning day for the blog was spent resting. It just hasn’t been a 100% week for me. I hope y’all can understand.

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Baby is fine and growing well. I know everyone wants to know the baby’s gender: it’s a girl! There were some problems with the rafflecopter so I’m going to have to pick a winner the old fashioned way.

I’m feeling a lot better today so hopefully this trend will continue. I’ve still been doing my workouts but a person can only take so many pictures of me on the treadmill. My workouts have consisted of walking on the treadmill or indoor cycling. I’ve tried some other workouts but it’s been kind of a painful experience. My main goal is to stay active for at least 40 minutes a day. That’s why my workouts have seemed a little bland during pregnancy. I’m not going to do too much, I’m just trying to stay active.

How has your week gone? What workouts have you been doing?

Guess the gender, win a HEADSWEATS trucker

Guess the gender, win a HEADSWEATS trucker

I thought it was time to have a little fun on the blog.  If you missed the memo, I’m pregnant.  We will find out the gender of the baby on Monday evening, so I thought it would be cool to play a little guessing game. To win a lovely Headsweats trucker hat, you have to correctly guess the gender of the baby and then your name will be put in the drawing to win the hat.  The contest will end Wednesday, August 17 at 12:01 am. These hats are my favorite so I thought I would share with you. Meanwhile,…

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Divulgence of kale & everything else I’ve been …

Divulgence of kale & everything else I’ve been eating

I know kale is one of those things that is super healthy for us and we’re supposed to want to eat it.  I’ve done my fair share of talking about kale myself. I have to admit, I don’t like making kale.  I almost want to say that I don’t like kale but that wouldn’t be the truth.  I do like kale…when someone else prepares it. I can’t seem to make the stuff taste good on my own, so I prefer to buy the stuff at the store. Kale is to taste good and it’s just not something I’ve mastered.  I’ll…

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Notes from a birthday weekend

Notes from a birthday weekend

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes and all the congratulations on my big secret.  I had a wonderful weekend thanks to my husband.  It’s probably the best birthday I’ve ever had.  I know that’s a big statement but it true. Willie took me to the Astros baseball game. It was a great game. The roof was closed and we had awesome seats. I had a really fun time. I’m kind of ruined now with baseball games now because now we’re always going to need to sit in those seats. The Astros lost the game, but they put up a…

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Birthday confession: the secret I’ve never told

Birthday confession: the secret I’ve never told

Today is my birthday. It’s my 35th year of life and this is kind of a big birthday for me. I am absolutely living my best life now and in a place I never thought I would be. I never would have thought I would have accomplished so much or inspired so many people. It’s just all a blessing. I woke up this morning not wanting to get out and workout but the hardest part is getting out of the door. My first official act of my 35th birthday was a jog/walk of 3.33 miles.  So now it’s time for…

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The time I tried something new for lunch

The time I tried something new for lunch

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a creature of habit.  We eat the same thing all week for dinner, if it’s good I’ll suggest that we have it again the next week.  I’ll eat the same things for lunch too.  It doesn’t bother me. Most people don’t like leftovers, but I love for them.  I guess there’s a little comfort in knowing what I’m getting.  What’s the point on wasting calories on something you don’t like?  I DO understand there is something a little bit wrong with that, but my weekends are for experimenting…not my weekdays. Yesterday I strayed from the…

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Getting back on track

Getting back on track

It’s Monday! It’s the beginning of the new week and it’s time to start anew. Remember, there are good things about Mondays. There are a couple of things I have gotten away from that I think are very important and I don’t know why I stopped going them. The first thing is setting weekly and monthly goals. The monthly goal post was something I did regularly on the blog but I got away from it for some reason. Maybe I thought no one was interested in my goals or just thought it was a meaningless post…and that may actually be…

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Life doesn’t happen without the internet

Life doesn’t happen without the internet

Hey all!  It’s been a minute without a good blog, right?  There is a reason.  I haven’t had internet…at work.  I know it sounds stupid but I do most of blog planning and writing at work because I try to keep it away from the house.  Sometimes it becomes a little distracting in the house setting so I try not to spend time doing it there.  Plus, by the time I’ve gotten home, I’ve been too tired to work on the blog. Life doesn’t happen very well without the internet.  It was sad a miserable and no fun.  So have…

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My site was hacked but I still worked …

My site was hacked but I still worked out this week

Have you noticed that I haven’t been blogging?  Well it wasn’t my fault.  I scheduled out my posts but then a few days later I noticed that I wasn’t getting any comments or feedback on my posts.  Then I figured out that I was no longer in control of things happening with my site. I couldn’t login to change anything.  I was sad and I hoped that I wasn’t going to lose everything I had worked 3 years to build. I didn’t want to mention that I was locked out of my own site because I didn’t really know who…

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Never give up

Never give up

There are a few new faces to the blog because of some media coverage that has occured so I wanted to say a big HELLO to all of you.  Thanks for coming by the site and sharing your kind words.  With all the new faces, the questions begin to roll in.  People want to know how to get started on their weight loss journey, what did we do, what about the loose skin and how long did all of that take?  All those questions have been answered here on the blog many many times. Those questions are really great questions…

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Emotional eating is not my stress relief anymore

Emotional eating is not my stress relief anymore

Hey all.  I hope things are going well with you you.  Me, I’ve been stressed.  There is just a lot of things going on and it’s just a lot to take in.  I have been uber stressed and running is the one way I know I can help ease the stress but I haven’t been able to do that. I’m dealing with some ITBS (Illitobial Band Syndrome) and I don’t know what’s up.  I’m still working on it.  I was able to run a 3 treadmill miles on Monday but it wasn’t easy.  I wore my trust IT band strap which…

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